UN SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals

14 November, 2017

Call for more corporate reporting on UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UK’s corporate governance watchdog should explore ways to increase transparency in corporate reporting of company contributions towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according...
Japan, stewardship code, Abenomics

13 November, 2017

Origins of investor stewardship and the Japan code

Stewardship is not a new concept. The seminal 1992 Cadbury Report recommended that investors should disclose their policies on the use of their v...
Stephen Haddrill, FRC

27 October, 2017

Regulator seeks to hold international audit networks to account

The leadership of global audit networks should be held to account, and work is underway to see how it can be achieved, according to the chief executive of the UK's audit regulator. Currently audit ...
intangible assets, hidden value

25 October, 2017

Uncovering and understanding the hidden value of intangible assets

The year 2017 marked a milestone for Alphabet, the parent company of Google, when its market valuation passed $600bn for the first time.
boardroom, best practice standards, corporate governance

25 October, 2017

The guardianship circle: praxis of governance and audit committees

As anyone who has served on a board knows, what happens in practice in company boardrooms can be far different from best practice corporate governance standards, such as those promulgated in the Finan...
corporate reporting

23 October, 2017

Improve detail in corporate reporting, says watchdog

UK companies could improve the quality of detailed explanations in their corporate reporting, according to an annual inspection from the reporting regulator. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) h...

5 October, 2017

Investigation into PwC’s client asset reporting at Barclays closes

Accountancy’s watchdog has closed a three-year investigation into Barclays’ auditor PwC, after deciding there was “not a realistic prospect” of winning a tribunal. The Financial Reporting C...
KPMG, audit, Big Four

20 September, 2017

Audit firm KPMG cleared over HBOS audit after 2007 financial crisis

A regulatory investigation has cleared KPMG over its audit of HBOS bank in 2007 as the financial crisis struck City institutions. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) announced yesterday that its ...
UK flag, UK government

4 September, 2017

UK government waters down plans to strengthen corporate governance

Watered-down proposals to improve the UK’s corporate governance regime have been
Tesco, Tesco directors

4 September, 2017

Former Tesco directors to stand trial for fraud and false accounting

Three former Tesco directors are set to appear in court over fraud charges relating to the grocer’s accounting black hole. Carl Rogberg, Christopher Bush and John Scouler, formerly Tesco’s UK f...